Reviews of 1U IPSU Netgate ALIX, OPNsense HD or
Any reviews of the following hardware with pfSense installed?
1U IPSU Netgate ALIX at http://store.netgate.com/1U-IPSU-Netgate-ALIX-single-pfsense-P285C84.aspx
OPNsense HD rack edition 19" appliance (http://www.applianceshop.eu/index.php/firewalls/opnsense/opnsense-hd-rack-edition-19-pfsense-appliance.html)
SUPERMICRO SYS-5015A-EHF-D525 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816101364 ?
The first two are just Alix boards in 1U chassis. They work fine as long as you don't need any features that are CPU- or memory-intensive.
The last one is considerably more powerful but I don't know how well it works. Searches for the board in that system (X7SPE-HF) result in three hits from people with crashing systems when running 2.0 snapshots so YMMV.
I run Askozia on the X7SPE-H (lacks IPMI compared to the -HF model) with no problems. I run pfsense 2.0-RC1 on a X7SPA-H and other than some em driver issues which are being worked on by the devs, it runs fine.
I haven't been able to look at these two boards side by side, but I have yet to see a single difference between them. The X7SPA-H/F are popular boards, so I think anything you read about them in these forums can probably be applied to the X7XPE-HF.